Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

"Hizzona" has passed on

The Buffalo News: Home: Former Mayor James D. Griffin dies at 78 in Orchard Park nursing home
Might not mean much to anyone who didn't grow up in Buffalo, but Jimmy Griffin was an indelible part of mine and many others' childhood. Who can forget his immortal advice to a city ravaged by winter storms in 1985:

Stay inside, grab a six-pack and watch a good football game.
There was ever only one mayor of Buffalo. RIP, Jimmy

Friday, May 23, 2008

Robert Asprin, RIP

Just found out that Bob Asprin, author of the Myth Adventures series, recently passed away:

On May 22, 2008, Bob passed away quietly in his home in New Orleans, LA. He had been in good spirits and working on several new projects, and was set to be the Guest of Honor at a major science fiction convention that very weekend. He is survived by his mother, his sister, his daughter and his son, and his cat, Princess, not to mention countless friends and fans and numerous legendary fictional characters.

He will be greatly missed.
Man, he was one of my favorites; I think I've read just about everything he's ever written. Not only was he known for the Myth series, he also edited the early Thieves' World shared world anthologies, and was a gamer and SCAdian to boot ("Yang the Nauseating").

He will be missed.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

Ah, songs from forgotten days gone by....

Don't know who's responsible for this, but someone has posted a page of Songs by Tom Lehrer. Who, you might ask? Probably one of the funniest, smartest, and cleverest songwriters of the 20th century. He's like a straighter and geekier Cole Porter. Check out my favorites, "The Masochism Tango" and "Poisoning Pigeons In The Park".

"Tick, tock, tick, tock ... hypnotic, isn't it?"

Courtesy of E.E. Knight's wife, of all people: